"Where's the risk," - quoted by Ernst Osterkamp, President of the German Academy for language and poetry, "the Rescue grows as well." Specifically, Osterkamp related with this Hölderlin sentence on the work of the friends of the Academy, but it is not true also in the evening an overarching Motto of the ceremony of the Academy awards.
Because, although you may be directly saving power of contemporary literature quite a divided opinion prevailed on Saturday evening in the state theatre of Darmstadt, ultimately, a clear a feeling of self-encouragement. The reiterated most recently the newly crowned Georg-Büchner-prize-winner Lukas Bärfuss, who described the awarding of the 50'000 Euro prize money and, most important literary award in Germany in his speech of thanks as an expression of "encouragement", "Confidence" and "hope".
unit of the German-speaking countries
at Least the Ernst Osterkamp stressed the unity of the German-speaking area could certainly manifest hardly more evident than in the choice of the winners. In addition to the Swiss author Bärfuss, two Austrians have been awarded to The literary scholar Daniela Strigl received the Johann-Heinrich-Merck prize for literary criticism and Essay, your compatriot, the cultural scientist Thomas Macho the Sigmund Freud prize for scientific prose. As the height and end of the autumn session of the Academy, which had dealt with the rapidly changing reading habits in the digital age, were all three winners for a personal as the content of pronounced in-depth engagement with literature.
Lothar Müller, literary editor of the "süddeutsche Zeitung", pointed out in his speech on Daniela Strigl of the "trenchant conciseness" and the "corrosive wit" of the critic, the length of the Jury of the Ingeborg-Bachmann-prize belonged to, and since 2007 in her native city of Vienna, contemporary German literature teaches. Properties, one of which you could convince yourself in your speech of thanks. In it, you put some concise tips against the current state of the literature and of the Humanities in total, which you attested to a "habitual inferiority complex", what will lead to an "extra-academic Consumability" of the produced texts of the disciplines "suspicious".
That according to the standards of a festive occasion, surprisingly often from the suicide talk was, was mainly due to the fact that Thomas Macho, former Professor of cultural history at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and since 2016 the Director of the International research centre for cultural Sciences in Vienna, death and self-killing again and again from different angles has been considered. Macho, the Laudator, the writer Karl-Markus Gauss, a "stupendous wide-ranging Knowledge", and also "a genuine relationship of love" to the German language certificated, non-then took his own subject in relation to various other prize-winners. He also quoted from Sigmund Freud's own Argument that "prohibition of the often stressed the validity of the Killing of us certainly should do, that we are descended from a long generation of the series of murderers".
Musisch talented criminals
A theme that is indirectly Lukas Bärfuss, in its performative, rhythmic Intent, in terms of content, but the more furioseren thank you speech for the award of the Georg-Büchner-pickup price. Before She had noticed, the dramaturge Judith Gerstenberg, the 47-year-old Swiss was created "with his previous work," consists of Essays, novels and theatre pieces, "a comprehensive topography of the unanswered and unanswerable questions of our time". His most famous works include the novels "one Hundred days" about the genocide in Rwanda and "Koala" about the suicide of his brother, as well as the Drama "The sexual neuroses of our parents". Bärfuss himself remarked, on the occasion of this award ceremony, the question was "certainly not unreasonable, what actually is the heck is my Problem".
The answer he gave, he was a big bow in the epoch of his own growing up, from the Cold war – "every day we expected with the possibility of instant and complete destruction of what is called human civilization" – over the wall opening up to the Balkan war, in the "under the musically Talented would have found abgefeimte criminals". "I'm here, today, on this stage," said Bärfuss, "I have the 20. Thanks to a century."
We are not dolls
here is an undeniably Georg Büchner self-related spirit was after that named price, was not the least in the Gekonntheit, with the Bärfuss about Danton, a "butcher, looking for justification for his actions, and another that invokes the self-defense" came to speak to the political present: "What does all this mean? Good Question. You'd have to discuss in peace and thoroughness. However, the prerequisite would be that you remember. So you're not suddenly back, the Nazis. Your ideas and self have ever been never gone. And every Democrat that is amazed about it, you should maybe ask why he has forgotten it, and, above all, who will call us all of this in the future to memory."
The "restlessness, the arbitrariness and the internal disruption that define our time," touched on the fact that you need to do will witness in the future without a vibrant time, said Bärfuss, and closed by noting that we are "no dolls", "as Danton hoped for": "It is not unknown forces that pull the strings and wires. Freedom and empathy are never in vain, this is true, but they are always, in every moment." He was going to tell. The increase in his speech of thanks, in a clearly heartfelt appeal the Darmstadt audience thanked Lukas Bärfuss with a standing ovation.
Created: 03.11.2019, 16:01 PM